Copyright 2019 James Marsh
Fishing Lake Wedowee, Alabama (R L Harris Reservoir)

09/14/19 Fishing Report for Lake Wedowee, Alabama:
Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted ass are taking top water lures early mornings and near
dark. Jigs with trailers around heavy cover will also get them. Buzz baits work early and late
as well. Deep diving crankbaits work in deep water. Worms fished 6 to 12 ft. deep. Bluegill
and sunfish are taking top water poppers early and late. Crappie is slow.

Description of the Lake:
Lake Wedowee offers a huge variety of fish species. This 10,600- acre lake is located in east
north-east Alabama, just west of Wedowee. The rocky 271 mile long shoreline offers ample
points, brush, and boat docks for bass fishing. Crappie fishing is popular in the summer using
crappie lights, or lighted docks. This lake also has excellent populations of striped bass,
bluegill, yellow perch, and other sunfish.


Species:
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
White Bass
Striped Bass
Bluegill
Redear Sunfish (Shellcrackers)
White Crappie
Black Crappie
Yellow Perch

Seasons:
T
he fishing season is year-round.
Spring:
Spring is a good time for bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, and crappie
Summer:
This is a good time for all species of bass.. Crappie is good as well during this time
Fall:
Fall it a great time for all species of bass, redear sunfish, and bluegill.
Winter:
Winter months are good for bass

Lake Level:   Lake Wedowee
Weather:   Wedowee, AL

Recommended Lures and Bait : Perfect Lures
Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted Bass: Perfect Lure deep diving crankbait, worm, jigs/trailers, buzz
baits, topwater plugs

Striped Bass: Large, jointed shallow running crankbaits when schooling.

Bluegill/Sheelcrackers: Popping bugs - see below

Crappie: Slow





























Fly Fishing - Recommended Flies For :
Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass - Minnow, Crayfish

Stripers - Shad

Bluegill/Shellcrackers - Minnows, Nymphs, Terrestrials
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Recommended Fly FishingTackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 3  to 8 weight, depending on species
Leaders:
Leaders for Bass
Leaders for panfish
Best Fly Rods: 3 weight to 8 weight depending on
species:
Journeyman, Maser, Pro, Pemiere
Fly Reels: For 3 to 8 weight fly line-
Journeyman, SR Reel, Redington
Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Fishing Report Archives:
05/08/19 There have been a few stripers caught trolling in mid lake depths.
Bass are holding and feeding in shallow water in heavy cover of brush piles,
fallen tree tops, and rocky banks. Spinner baits, buzz baits, shallow running
crankbaits and jerk baits are working good for them. Crappie are in 3 t 5 feet of
water in heavy cover such as bush piles and under boat docks.
Recommended Tackle & Gear
Line:
Braided & Mono, 4# test to #25 test, depending
on the species of fish
Spinning Rods:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Casting Rods
Light to heavy Rod, depending on species of fish
Spinning Reels:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Spinning rods:
Light to heavy depending on species of fish
Misc. Items:
Tackle Boxes
Landing Nets
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
Options For Selecting Lures and Bait:
1. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
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